Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TEMPEST to Headline Benefit Event for Food Pantry and Buttonwood

The Buttonwood Tree and Oak & Velvet Fine Upholstered Furniture team up to bring an amazing band to Middletown in support of the  Amazing Grace Food Pantry and The Buttonwood Tree.

TEMPEST is an iconic band that will get your toes tappin'! To start the night there will be an opening performance by dancers from the Royal Scottish County Dance Society!

- Friday, April 20th, 2018
7:30-10:30 pm Doors open:7 pm

- Tickets are $20, can be purchased online at, at the door or at The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown.

- Will be held in the beautiful showroom for the Oak & Velvet furniture business, in a historic factory located at 180 Johnson Street, Middletown. (now called the R.M. Keating Historical Enterprise Park.)

- Drawing for 4 Grounds Passes for the TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

- Games (darts, pool...), Public Market's tasty sausages and hot dogs, snacks and an assortment of beverages will be available. Tickets on sale now!

Lief Sorbye, the founder of Tempest, has introduced unusual instruments into their own blend of world folk music. Keeping the spirits of the audience and the band uplifted through energetic and entertaining performances that span the spectrum from Celtic and Folk Festivals to Rock Clubs has always been the ultimate goal for Tempest. 

Tempest were inspired by a Dakota Sioux proverb on the “The Tracks We Leave”, which has triple references to the environmental, spiritual and musical tracks we leave upon the world we live in. The last 27 years have seen Tempest release nine critically acclaimed CDs on Magna Carta, and play more than 2,000 gigs. 2018 will see Tempest continue touring and bringing their Celtodelic Rock to their established and new fans alike.

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest’s over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest’s music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest’s finest record to date.

• Lief Sorbye – Vocals, Mando Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Mandolines
• Adolfo Lazo – Drums
• Ab Menon – Guitars
• Kathy Buys – Fiddle
• Josh Fossgreen – Bass

RSCDS Dancers (led by Barbara Austen): 
Barbara List
• Ken Way
• Everett Munro
• Hillary Stevens
• Catriona MacAuslan
• Elizabeth Muir
• Steve Rice

Seating is limited, space is limited ... Get Tickets HERE
For more info call (860) 347-4957 or click link above.
This show is NOT located at The Buttonwood Tree.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tempest--Rocking Celtic Viking band--played flaming-good fusion sounds (loud!) at Oak & Velvet showroom space at Remington Typewriter Bldg--a perfect party venue, huge dance floor, lots of free parking, no sleepy neighbors nearby (just the Middletown Recycling Center).

Royal Scottish Dancers of New Haven opened, which made sense in a gentile sort of way.

Then Tempest played--Rafters rang, dancers danced, refreshments rained down, and good times rolled.

At least 2 of the band members were 7 feet tall and the Viking energy positively screamed!